Malachi Richardson Leaves Israel, Will Play In Italy

DECEMBER 16: Italian club Vanoli Cremona has officially signed Richardson (Twitter link).

DECEMBER 14: Former Raptors and Kings guard Malachi Richardson has left his Israeli team and is close to signing with Vanoli Cremona in the Italian league, Emiliano Carchia of Sportando reports.

Richardson was averaging 11.2 PPG with Hapoel Holon before he departed the Middle East. Vanoli Cremona is part of the LBA, Italy’s top league. He’s expected to replace an injured player on the Italian club’s roster.

Richardson signed with Hapoel Holon in August. The former Syracuse standout appeared in 22 games with Toronto last season before he was traded to the Sixers in February, who subsequently waived him. He signed a G League contract with the Canton Charge, the Cavs’ affiliate, in March.

In 70 career NBA games, Richardson has averaged 2.8 PPG in 8.9 MPG.

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